coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:48 AM

Chargers vs Steelers

What The Linemakers are saying: The Steelers, coming off last week’s win in Baltimore, have some momentum built up in a very pivotal point of their season, and we look for Ben Roethlisberger to come back from injury and capitalize on it. The Chargers offense is a mess, and San Diego has failed to cover in six of its last eight games. But their defense has been decent, and the Steelers’ D has been typically fantastic. Also, Pittsburgh is an astounding 10-1 to the UNDER over its last 11 home games. So we have a lean to the UNDER.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:48 AM

Arizona at Seattle (-10, 36)

Seattle is in position for the final wild-card spot and hopes one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL will help solidify that. The Seahawks, who are 5-0 straight up and ATS at CenturyLink Field, have a one-game cushion over four teams - Washington, Dallas, Minnesota and Tampa Bay. Arizona, which has lost eight straight since a 4-0 start, has spun its quarterback carousel again. Coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Wednesday he will go back to John Skelton, who was 1-4 as a starter before being benched for rookie Ryan Lindley. These teams have played under the total in their last four meetings.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:49 AM

Chicago at Minnesota +3

Minny does not do well against good teams:
covering only 4 of 20 vs. team with winning record

Bears have won and covered 6 straight vs. Minny

Vikings best running team in NFL (YPP)

Minny 5th net yards per play.
Chicago 22nd net yards per play.

Based on betting odds, only 55% chance Ponder will be starting QB for Vikings next season

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:50 AM

Weather Reports

St. Louis at Buffalo (-3, 42)

Site: Ralph Wilson Stadium

Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the mid-30s with a 90 percent chance of showers. Winds will blow out of the east at 12 mph.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:51 AM

Dallas at Cincinnati -3

Jason Garrett, the week after playing Philly, has never covered the spread.

Last 3 seasons: the underdog has covered 73% of Dallas games (32-12 ATS)

Bengals over DOUBLE opponents rushing yards last 3 games.

Late in the season is not the time to back the Cowboys.
Since 2005, Dallas has covered only 28% of games in December
(with NOT A SINGLE winning December against the spread in all those years)

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:52 AM

Detroit at Green Bay (-7, 48)

The Lions haven't won a game at Lambeau Field since 1991. That's s streak of 20 straight losses, 21 counting a playoff game in 1994. But injuries are rearing their head for Green Bay, which is expected to be without wideout Jordy Nelson (hamstring), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) and RB James Starks (knee) on Sunday night. The Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games versus NFC North foes.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:52 AM

Biggest NFL decisions at Sportsbooks: Packers -6.5 (79% of $) vs Lions, Jets -3 (73%) at Jags, Browns -7 (69%) vs KC.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:53 AM

The tarp is coming off here at FedExField. The grounds crew tried to keep the field as dry as possible during today's rainstorm.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:54 AM

Texans and JJ Watt taking a trip to New England



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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
12/09/2012 10:54 AM

WEATHER NEWS FLASH

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (3.5, 48)

Site: Bank of America Stadium

Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the mid-60s with a 20 percent chance of rain. Winds will blow out of the SSW at 6 mph.

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